Daily Safety Check

For your Customer Safety and Your Own Protection

Below, you will find our Daily Safety Check Lists for automatic sliding, swinging and folding doors. Perform this safety check daily on each automatic door.

Sliding Door Activation and Safety Checks

Activation

Walk toward the door at a normal pace. The door should start opening before you reach a minimum of 1000mm from the door. If the door is an escape route, a minimum of 1500mm applies in the direction of escape.

Repeat for the other side if the door has two-way operation.

Safety

Note: In order to test the safety sensors we recommend using an approved test object measuring 200mm x 300mm x 700mm high to test the door safety as detailed in BS EN16005. Activate the door to open, place the test object in the threshold, move away from the threshold and verify that the door stays open.

Remove the test object from threshold area, after a short time delay the door should close.

For sensors covering the area of door travel, place the test object directly beneath the sensor. When activated, the door should open at reduced speed.

Low Energy Sliding Doors

  • May not be fitted with safety devices as described above
  • Often have manual activation devices
  • Travel at lower speeds with lower force
  • In the opening direction will stop when obstructed and continue after the obstruction is removed
  • In the closing direction will reverse open when obstructed

General observations

  • Check the door area does not present tripping or slipping hazards
  • Check all door panels for broken/cracked glass
  • Check all doors have correct warning and information signs displayed
  • Check the position and security of screens & barriers
  • Check operation of manual or remote activation, or emergency stop button if fitted
  • Check for distractions and obstructions in the vicinity of the doors
  • Check all equipment and cabling is securely fixed

If you have questions about any of the above items, please contact DORMA UK Service. Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an ADSA qualified technician at least once a year.
If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA on 0800 212 380.

Swing Door Activation and Safety Checks

Activation

Walk toward the door at a normal pace. The door should start opening before you reach a minimum of 1000mm from the door. If the door is an escape route, a minimum of 1500mm applies in the direction of escape.  If the door opens toward you, the measurements are taken from the front edge of the door in the fully open position.  Repeat for the other side if the door has two-way operation.

Safety Note: In order to test the safety sensors we recommend using an approved test object measuring 200mm x 300mm x 700mm high to test the door safety as detailed in BS EN16005.

During the Closing Cycle

Activate the door and place the test object within the protected sweep area of the door. The door should begin to close. The test object should be detected without contact and the door should reopen.

During the Opening Cycle

With the door closed, place the test object within the protected sweep area of the door. Activate the door.  The test object should be detected without contact and the door should remain closed or stop.

In the case of Low Energy Swing Doors

  • Safety devices as described above may not be fitted with but are optional
  • Usually have manual activation devices
  • Travel at lower speeds with lower force
  • In the opening and closing direction will stop when obstructed and continue after the obstruction is removed

General Observations

  • Check there are no hazards due to crushing, shearing, impact and drawing-in.
  • Check that the opening and closing speed are not likely to increase the risk of impact
  • Check that finger guards are secure and in good repair
  • Check the door area does not present tripping or slipping hazards
  • Check all doors have correct warning and information signs displayed
  • Check the position and security of barriers
  • Check operation of any manual or remote activation
  • Check for distractions and obstructions in the vicinity of the doors

Mechanical Checks

  • With the door on ‘Hold Open’ setting grasp the front edge of the door and attempt to move it horizontally and vertically. There should be limited movement in the door pivots
  • Check all door panels for broken/cracked glass
  • Check all equipment and cabling is securely fixed

If you have questions about any of the above items, please contact DORMA UK Service. Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an ADSA qualified technician at least once a year.
If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA on 0800 212 380.

Folding Door Activiation and Safety Checks


Activation

Walk toward the door at a normal pace. The door should start opening before you reach a minimum of 1000mm from the door. If the door is an escape route, a minimum of 1500mm applies in the direction of escape.
If the door opens toward you, the measurements are taken from the front edge of the door in the fully open position.  
Repeat for the other side if the door has two-way operation.

Safety

Note: In order to test the safety sensors we recommend using an approved test object measuring 200mm x 300mm x 700mm high to test the door safety as detailed in BS EN16005.

During the Closing Cycle

  1. Activate the door to open, place the test object in the threshold and verify that the door stays open .
  2. Remove the test object from the threshold, after a short time delay the door should close.

General Observations

•    Check there are no hazards due to crushing, shearing, impact and drawing-in.
•    Check that the opening and closing speed are not likely to increase the risk of impact
•    Check that finger guards are secure and in good repair
•    Check the door area does not present tripping or slipping hazards
•    Check all doors have correct warning and information signs displayed
•    Check the position and security of barriers
•    Check operation of any manual or remote activation
•    Check for distractions and obstructions in the vicinity of the doors
•    Check all door panels for broken/cracked glass
•    Check all equipment and cabling is securely fixed

If you have questions about any of the above items, please contact DORMA UK Service. Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an ADSA qualified technician at least once a year.
If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA on 0800 212 380.

Revolving Door Activation and Safety

for doors less than or equal to 3000mm internal diameter

Revolving Door Components Guide

revolving door component guide

Safety Devices

There are two types used:

1. Pressure switches activated by physical contact
2. Sensors activated by a presence in the detection zone

Note: In order to test the safety sensors we recommend using the approved test objects CA & CB as detailed in BS EN16005.If additional safety devices are fitted such as a Leading face sensor, and/or a Central core sensor,  please refer to test instructions in Fig2a below.

Test the door safety

Leading mullion sensor (if fitted):

  • With the door operating, place the test object CA in position A as shown in Fig 1 and verify that the door stops without hitting the test object.
  • Repeat with the test object in position B

leading mullion sensor test

Bottom Rail pressure switch for each leaf:

  • With the door operating, place the test object CB in position shown in Fig 2
    Safety edge should touch test object and stop door without contact by door leaf

bottom rail pressure test

Leading face sensor for each leaf:

  • With the door operating, place test objects CA & CB in position shown in Fig 2a
    Safety sensor should detect test object CA and slow down or stop door without contact by door leaf to test object CB.
     
    leading face sensor

Leading edge to drum wall for each leaf:

  • With the door operating, place the test object CB in position shown in Fig 3  Safety edge should touch test object and stop door without contact by door leaf  

leading edge to drum wall

Leading mullion pressure switch:

  • With the door operating, press the leading mullion buffer at position A as shown in Fig 4 and verify that the door stops
  • Repeat the test in position B

leading mullion pressure switch

Automatic operation:

  • Test the door operation by walking toward the door, which should begin to rotate of accelerate to normal operating speed  when you reach not less than 1000mm from the threshold (Fig 5)
  • The door should continue to rotate for sufficient time to allow the user to pass completely through the door
  • Repeat for other entrance

automatic operation

Manual operation:

  • With the door stationary, test by pushing the door in its direction of rotation (fig 6)
  • The door should continue to rotate for sufficient time to allow the user to pass completely through the door

manual operation

Power Assisted operation:

  • Test by pushing the door in its direction of rotation (fig 7)
  • On removal of hand pressure the door should stop
  • Test by pushing the door in its direction of rotation (fig 7)

power assisted operation

General tests:

  • Check there are no hazards due to crushing, shearing, impact and drawing-in
  • Check that the door speed is not likely to increase the risk of impact
  • Check the door area does not present tripping or slipping hazards
  • Check all door panels for broken/cracked glass
  • Check all doors have correct warning and information signs displayed
  • Check operation of manual or remote activation
  • Check operation of all emergency stop buttons if fitted
  • Check for distractions and obstructions in the vicinity of the doors

If you have questions about any of the above items, please contact DORMA UK Service.
Safety devices for all doors should be checked by an ADSA qualified technician at least once a year.

If you have a problem you cannot correct, turn off the door and call DORMA on 0800 212 380.

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